Calpol Calprofen Suspension 100ml

Code: 3224839
  • £3.67
  • RRP £3.98
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Calprofen Suspension helps treat a range of pain related symptoms and is designed for babies and children aged from 3 months. Calprofen can also be used to lower fever.

For short term use only.

Calprofen is a strawberry flavoured Ibuprofen suspension for babies and children from the manufacturer of Calpol.

Use Calprofen solution for:

  • Fever (raised temperature).
  • Post-immunisation fever.
  • Teething and toothache.
  • Colds and Influenza symptoms.
  • Sore throat.
  • Headache.
  • Minor muscular aches and pains.

How to take Calprofen:

Post immunisation fever in babies and children 3 months and over: 2.5ml followed by another 2.5ml six hours later if necessary. Do not give more than 2 doses in 24 hours, and do not use in children and babies who weigh less than 5kg.

Babies under 3 monthsNot recommended
3 months - 6 months (weighing over 5kg)2.5ml may be taken 3 times in 24 hours. Do not use for more than 24 hours. Please visit your doctor.
6 months - 12 years2.5ml 3 times a day
1 year - 2 year2.5ml 3 to 4 times a day
3 years - 7 years5ml 3 to 4 times a day
8 years to 12 years10ml (5ml+5ml) 3 to 4 times a day

Doses should usually be given every 6-8 hours, leave at least 4 hours between doses.

DO NOT give to babies aged 3-5 months for more than 24 hours.

DO NOT give to children aged 6 months and older for more than 3 days.

DO NOT give to babies under 3 months.

If symptoms persist or worsen consult your doctor promptly.

Directions For Use:

1: Shake the bottle for at least 10 seconds and remove the cap.

2: There is a plug with a hole in the neck of the bottle. Insert the end of the syringe in to the hole and ensure it is secure.

3: Hold the syringe in place and turn the bottle upside down and gently pull down the plunger to either 2.5 ml or 5 ml as appropriate (see tables for the correct dose).

4: Turn the bottle the right way up.

5: Remove the syringe by holding onto the bottle and twisting out gently.

6: Place the syringe inside the child’s mouth against the cheek and press the plunger slowly to gently release the medicine.

7:After use, the plug should remain in the neck of the bottle. Wipe the plug and neck clean and rinse the cap before replacing.

8:The syringe should be washed and dried after use.It should be cleaned by hand without removing the plunger.

Calprofen Oral Suspension Contains:

Ibuprofen 100mg in 5ml.

Product Warnings

Who Is Calprofen Suspension Not Suitable For?

Do not give your child this medicine if:

  • They have had a bad reaction after taking Ibuprofen, any of the other ingredients, aspirin or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAIDs) painkillers.
  • They weigh less than 5kg.
  • They are taking any other anti-inflammatory painkillers (NSAIDs) or aspirin with a daily dose above 75mg.
  • They have had (or has had two or more episodes of) a stomach ulcer, perforation or bleeding.
  • They have severe kidney, heart or liver failure.
  • Immediately before or after heart surgery.

Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if:

  • Your child has an infection.
  • Your child has or has previously had high blood pressure, heart or artery problems or a stroke because there is a small increased risk of a heart attack or stroke with Ibuprofen.
  • Your child has any conditions which may put them at risk of heart problems e.g. suffers from diabetes, has high cholesterol, or if there is a family history of heart disease or stroke.
  • Your child has or has previously had liver, kidney, heart or bowel problems, or is dehydrated.

Whilst Calprofen is generally well tolerated, the following side effects can occur:

  • Headache

If your child experiences any of the following, stop giving the medicine and seek immediate medical help:

  • blood in the faeces (stools/motions).
  • black tarry stools
  • vomiting blood or dark particles that look like ground coffee
  • a severe allergic reaction which may cause swelling of the face, tongue or throat, wheezing, shortness of breath, skin reddening or rash (which may be severe and include blistering or peeling of the skin), itching, light-headedness or fainting due to a fall in blood pressure, racing heart or fluid retention e.g. swollen ankles or less urine passed than normal
  • stiff neck, headache, nausea, vomiting, fever and disorientation
  • a severe skin reaction known as DRESS syndrome can occur. Symptoms of DRESS include: skin rash, fever, swelling of lymph nodes and an increase of eosinophils (a type of white blood cell).
  • a red, scaly widespread rash with bumps under the skin and blisters mainly localized on the skin folds, trunk, and upper extremities accompanied by fever at the initiation of treatment

Can I Buy Calprofen Suspension Over The Counter?

This medicine is available to buy over the counter. You do not need a prescription to buy Calprofen Suspension but you may be asked some questions about your medical health when you add it to your basket. Our pharmacist will check your consultation prior to despatch to ensure it is safe and appropriate for you.

Always read the patient information leaflet before using this medicine.

Patient Information Leaflet

Useful Information

This product is a medicine, and the sales are monitored to ensure the safety of our customers. From time to time we may impose limits on the amounts you may purchase and apply restrictions to the frequency of orders. Please helpful advice please read Our Policies in the footer of the site to understand more.

If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, speak to your doctor or our pharmacist before taking this product. If you suffer from any allergies, ask your doctor or our pharmacist if his medicine is right for you.

Store all medicines out of sight and reach of children and below 25c in a dry place away from direct sunlight.

Please read the included leaflet carefully before using this product and if you have any questions please contact one of our pharmacists for more information.

Please contact your GP if appropriate regarding this product.

Product Images: Whilst we try to keep our product images up to date we may, particularly for non-branded products ship the same medicine but in different packaging. If you have any questions about this policy please get in touch.

Information Written by Ben Wright our Medical Content Specialists on: 11/11/21

Information Reviewed by Andrew Walton MPharm our Superintendent Pharmacist on: 15/11/2021

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Delivery & Returns

Here at TravelPharm, we work hard to process and ship orders in a timely fashion.  Our shipping hours are:

Mon – Fri 9 am till 4 pm

And you will find us in the office between 9 am and 5 pm. 

UK Delivery

TravelPharm is a registered UK pharmacy and operates from our base in the East Midlands.  As a registered UK pharmacy, the medicines we retail can only be shipped to UK addresses

We have 3 options for delivery: 

UK Standard Delivery - Royal Mail Tracked 48

  • Track from shipping to delivery
  • Usually delivered within 3 working days of dispatch.
  • Price: £3.19 or FREE when spending over £35 

Express Delivery - Royal Mail Tracked 24

  • Track from shipping to delivery.
  • Usually delivered within 1-2 working days of dispatch
  • Price: £4.39

UK Premium Express Delivery - Royal Mail Special Delivery before 1 pm

  • Guaranteed service.  Delivered before 1 pm next working day (Mon-Fri) after being shipped.
  • Signature Required.
  • Price: £7.99

TravelPharm is proud to use Royal Mail as their preferred delivery partner for nearly 100% of our parcels.  Royal Mail delivers Monday – Friday and occasionally on Saturdays.  They do not deliver on Sundays. We reserve the right to use alternative carriers where Royal Mail is unsuitable.  This can occur with aerosols or large bulky items. 

All our parcels are shipped in non-branded discreet plain packaging for your peace of mind, but we reserve the right to use any packaging we deem appropriate.   

It is important to note that we have a handling time of 24-72 hours and this time is in addition to the courier service you select at checkout.  These turnaround times are a guide and will frequently be bettered, however, on odd occasions it may be longer. 

TravelPharm is a pharmacy and many of the products we sell require additional personal information.  This could be information about you and your health.  As stated in our privacy policy this data is held and treated with the strictest of confidence but is essential for us to ensure safe online retail of medicines.  This information needs to be processed by a qualified member of the team and so shipping and delivery dates are estimates and not guaranteed. 

TravelPharm will endeavour to provide fast shipping but we will not be held responsible for any losses that should occur if your order does not arrive in time.  The guaranteed service is only guaranteed for the loss of the product and the cost of the service.  The guarantee does extend to expenses accrued by you the customer as a direct result of shipping delays.

For further information on Royal Mail products follow this link   

BFPO (British Forces Post Office)

Regretfully, we do not ship to BFPO addresses.  

European and International Deliveries

TravelPharm does not ship to addresses outside of the United Kingdom.  This is because medicines licenced for use in the UK may not be licenced in the destination country.  This is a restriction placed on pharmacies by one of our regulators the MHRA. 

General Delivery Terms and Conditions

Lost parcels – Royal Mail:  Please report lost parcels as soon as possible to improve the chances of locating your item. All lost/missing parcels must be reported within 28 days of shipping.  Whilst most parcels arrive on time or sooner than expected parcels do occasionally get lost or delayed.  In the first instance please contact your local sorting office as they may have the parcel.  Should the parcel not be located then contact our customer service team and we will open a claim with Royal Mail and where applicable arrange with you to reship the item or issue a refund.  

Delivery Address – It is your responsibility (the customer) to enter the correct delivery address at the point of ordering.  Should you make an error it may be possible for us to amend the address so long as you call our customer service team promptly.  Once the order has been processed the address cannot be amended.  Any parcels returned to us due to delivery address errors may be charged a redelivery fee and administration fee.  

Part Shipping – We may, at our discretion part ship an order or remove items from an order.  Where this occurs a refund for the removed items will be made. 

Delivery Dates – All delivery dates are estimates and are not guarantees of shipping or delivery dates.  The exception to this is the Special Delivery Service which is an upgrade on our Express service and must be pre-agreed.


Returns Policy

We understand that you may, at times want to return an item you've purchased from us.  Not all items can be returned but for the ones that can please read the policy below. 

What can’t I return? 

In the UK products of a medical nature cannot be returned to a retailer for a refund when/if the product is no longer wanted.  This applies to all medicines retailed at TravelPharm.  For clarity, medicines will have a UK product licence.  Common medicines that TravelPharm sell (and this list is not exhaustive) include anti-malaria tablets and common over the counter medicines like pain killers and antihistamines.  Medicines are not strictly limited to tablets, creams and liquids can also be medicines.  If in doubt please phone the team for advice. 

Return of Unwanted Items – It is your responsibility to notify us within 14 days of receipt of the parcel of the intention to return one or all items.  Once authorisation from customer services has been granted we must receive the return within 14 days.  You, the customer, will be liable for the cost of returning the items.  This includes situations where free delivery was offered with the order. 

Errors or Damaged Items – We apologise in advance if we make a mistake or items arrive damaged.  Please contact our customer services team to arrange the return of faulty or damaged goods.  A returns label will be provided by email.

Refused deliveries – You may only refuse delivery if the parcel arrives damaged.  In this situation, you must notify our customer services team within 7 days.  Refusal of a parcel is not means of initiating a return of an unwanted item.  

Parcels returned to us by the courier – If a parcel is returned to us for any reason without prior authorisation we will attempt to contact you so we can resend the parcel back to you. 

The Returns Process: 

1)     Please phone TravelPharm on 0119 512092 to notify us that you wish to return an item.  We will require your name, address, order number and the reason for the return.

2)     Not all items can be returned.  Should the item be suitable for return, a returns number will be generated.  Please clearly write this on the packaging.

3)     Ensure our address is clear and visible.  Returns should be addressed to: 


    Returns Department

    Manor House

    Merlin Way


    DE7 4RA 

4)     Where we have made an error or a product is faulty or defective a prepaid returns label will be provided.

5)     Once we have received the item safely a refund will be issued. 

We recommend that you obtain proof of postage when returning items to us.  We will not be held liable for parcels lost when being returned to us. 

Returned items that are in an unsaleable or damaged condition. We reserve the right to reduce the amount of money refunded, especially where evidence of use beyond basic handling has occurred.  All returned products must be in their original packaging, unopened and in a re-saleable condition. We only accept returns for products that have been purchased through us.

Failed Deliveries – On occasion, we may be notified of a failed delivery.  Upon receipt of the returned item, we will endeavour to contact you and attempt to resend the parcel. 

For further information on returns or to request a refund/return, please contact us.

Contact us with any questions you have about this product